IASC And ISHOF Announce the 8TH Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees and Icon Award Recipients
The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame (ISHOF) are proud to announce this year’s Skateboarding Hall of Fame inductees: Bob Mohr (1960s), Greg Weaver and Russ Howell (1970s, Era One), Shogo Kubo (1970s, Era Two), Mike McGill (1980s, Era One), Eric Dressen (1980s, Era Two), Daewon Song (1990s) and two women – Kim Cespedes and Vicki Vikers. This year’s icon award recipients are original hardcore skateboard magazine, Thrasher, iconic skateboard artist and former art director for Santa Cruz Skateboards, Jim Phillips, and the director of the California Amateur Skateboard league, Sonya Catalano. The Skateboarding Hall of Fame awards is made possible by the generous support of presenting sponsor House of Vans and will be held May 12 at City National Grove of Anaheim.
Previously an invite-only event, board members at IASC and SHOF have made the party open to the public this year, so fans can honor their favorite skateboarding legends, watch them be inducted into the hall of fame, and even mingle with VIPs in the action sports industry. The night will include a happy hour, VIP meet-and-greet, VIP dinner and awards ceremony, with a musical performance by legendary 80’s skateboarder, Ray Barbee. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation. For tickets to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, please visit: https://shof2017.eventbrite.com.
As SHOF continues to grow and be a driving force in the industry, a Skateboarding Hall of Fame Executive Committee has been formed to guide the future of the SHOF. The committee includes; Todd Huber, executive director of SHOF; professional skateboarder David Hackett; past SHOF inductees, Lance Mountain, Steve Olson, Laura Thornhill-Caswell and Jim Muir; and Thomas Barker, IASC’s executive director.
“We are super excited to be back at an amazing venue like the City National Grove of Anaheim celebrating Skateboarding Hall of Fame’s eighth year,” Barker said. “I’m honored to be guiding the SHOF with this dedicated group of skateboarders involved on the executive committee. We are all excited about this year’s inductees and seeing the SHOF gain momentum into the future.”
Created in 2009, The Skateboarding Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the history of skateboarding and influential figures who have significantly shaped skateboarding and its culture throughout the years. Selection for the Skateboarding Hall of Fame isn't wholly determined by seasons, contest results or stats. Above all else, innovation, influence and creativity are honored as the drivers at the heart of skateboarding’s constant evolution. The Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards Ceremony is a production of the International Association of Skateboard Companies’ Go Skateboarding Foundation under license from the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame™.